Naomi OreskesWhy Trust Science?

Naomi Oreskes, the Harvard Science Historian and author of the bestseller, Merchants of Doubt, talks about her timely new book.

In a time when citizens wonder about the validity of scientific claims about climate change, environmental pollution, the safety of vaccinations, and the dangers of global pandemics such as the Coronavirus, Dr. Oreskes tells us why we should listen to scientists. In a wide-ranging conversation with prize-winning science writer, Claudia Dreifus, she’ll explain how scientists work and why we ignore them to our peril.

A book signing follows the event.

About the Author

Naomi Oreskes is professor of the history of science and affiliated professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University. Her books include The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future and Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. Twitter @NaomiOreskes